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Jules Chevrel

Research Notes and Images
Copyright © 2015 Sheryl Perry

Jules Chevrel is best known as the possible (probable?) publisher of many of Martin Van Maele's best erotic work in portfolio but little else is known of Chevrel. This page will be updated over time with a hodge-podge of my research notes, images, musings, etc. Please note this information is not definative and will no doubt change as new info comes to light.



Bookstore: 29 rue du Seine. Paris, France

–  Earliest verifiable reference: 1898
(Bibliographie de la France. No.44. 29 Oct 1898. p.2524

(Note: Google Books lists an unviewable 1895 Chevrel book catalogue)

–  Latest reference: 1934
(Annuaire de la curiosité et des beaux-arts et de la Bibliophile. Paris, 1934. "Liste alphabétique des adresses commerciales" p.150

Bookplate J. Chevrel 01


Bookplate J. Chevrel 02


Titles Openly Published

  • Ovid. Les Amours. Paris: J. Chevrel, 1908 (ill. MVM)
  • Laclos. Le Liaisons Dangereuses. Paris: J. Chevrel, 1908 (ill. MVM)
  • Michelet. La Sorciére. Paris: J. Chevrel, 1911. (ill. MVM, Eugène Dété)
  • Carnet de Charles Baudelaire. Paris: J. Chevrel, 1911
  • Diderot. La Religieuse. Paris: J. Chevrel, 1916 (ill. MVM)
  • Choix de lettres intimes d'un épicurien du XVII ème siècle. Paris: J. Chevrel, 1917
  • L’Oeuvre Poetique de Charles Baudelaire: Les Fleurs du Mal. Paris: J. Chevrel, 1917 (ill. MVM)


HELP NEEDED: I'm looking for the title page of La Sorciére (Paris: J. Chevrel, 1911). Please contact me if you can contribute a scan. Thank you!

Les Amours title page     Carnet title page

Choix de Lettres Intimes title page     Fleurs du Mal title page

Liaisons Dangereuses title page     La Religieuse title page




Titles Probably Published

  • La Grande Danse Macabre des Vifs. (c.1905-1909) (ill. MVM)
  • Verlaine. La Trilogie Érotique. 1907. (ill. MVM)
  • Obscenia. Lettres à la Présidente. 1907. (ill. Van Troizem [MVM])
  • Verlaine. Œuvres Libres. (1910). (ill. MVM)
  • Flèches de Plomb. (c.1910?) (ill. MVM)
  • Histoires d'Hommes et de Dames. 1913. (frontis. Lobel-Riche)


La Grande Danse Vol. 1 title page     Trilogie Erotique title page

Obscenia title page     Oeuvres Libres title page

Fleches de plomb title page     Histoires d'Hommes et de Dames title page

Research Notes:

Publisher 'L'Edition' is an imprint of Bibliothèque des Curieux (Briffaut). Dual publisher names on Le Liaisons Dangereuses and Les Fleurs du Mal.

Trivia: Publisher Gervais Charpentier (1805-1871) known bookstore address in 1841: 29 rue du Seine (M. Guizot. Essais Sur L'histoire de France).


Line drawing by Boris



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